Bribery Rap Must Show Pact, Abramoff Lobbyist Tells DC Circ.

Law360, Washington (November 15, 2012, 3:18 PM EST) -- A former lobbyist convicted of bribing public officials in the Jack Abramoff scandal urged a D.C. Circuit panel Thursday to overturn his conviction, saying prosecutors couldn't establish that his alleged bribes resulted in an official's influenced conduct, a relationship he claimed is necessary to prove bribery in a post-Skilling environment.

Kevin A. Ring alleged that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, which limited the honest-services statute to bribery and kickbacks cases, prevents him from being convicted of bribery...
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